Fort Halifax Park
570 N. River Road, SR 147
Halifax, Pa 17032

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Fort Halifax

Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc
P.O. Box 565
Halifax, PA 17032
Email: friendsofforthalifax@gmail.com

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This website will provide you a historical overview of the Fort, as well as information about current and upcoming activities at the park. Additionally, there is information about the Non-Profit Organization, The Friends of Fort Halifax Park, that serves as a support group for Halifax Township to assist with the purchase, development, programs and management of the park.

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Fort Halifax was built in 1756 with the purpose of providing safe shelter for pack trains passing from Fort hunter (now in Harrisburg) to Fort Augusta (now in Sunbury.) Due to the French and Indian War conflict, settlers in the area regularly encountered deadly conflicts with Indians. Fort Halifax was built as a solution to the problem.

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Board Meetings

Upcoming Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. Board Meeting*:


No upcoming board meetings are posted yet! Check back soon!


*Board Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Everyone is welcome!

Community Events


15th Annual Banquet & Basket Raffle
Hosted by Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kurt Carr - Senior Archaeology Curator, State Musuem of PA

Tickets: $18.00 each/$20.00 at-the-door
Children 6-12 $8.00 each/Under 6 Free
Contact Bob Swope 717-903-7979

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
(Snow date: March 7, 2020)

Time: 5:00pm - Doors open
6:00pm - Turkey Dinner and Homemade Desserts
Take-outs available


Location: Halifax Ambulance Social Hall
31 Bunker Hill Road, Route 225
Halifax, PA 17032

Park Events


More Events and Information coming soon!

17th Annual Colonial Fort Halifax Festival -
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:00am-5:00pm

Butterflies, Birds, Bees, and Blooms Workshop -
Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm

3rd Annual Canoe and Kayak Paddle -

Links to Park Brochures, Maps, and Information

Park Brochure and Map

The First Flag of the American Colonies